A brilliant summary of the vax problem

I cannot say if this summary is 100% accurate, but it feels right and explains a lot of what we are seeing out there in the real world. If true, and it should not take long for the right types of Docs to see it and check it out, then while some kinds of damage the spikes do may be irreversible, much of it may be mitigatable, and the Seven Kill Tiger scenario is unlikely with proper actions in the near future. (click to embiggen) Continue reading A brilliant summary of the vax problem

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is about the connection between language and thought.

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis takes two forms: that language determines thought or that language influences thought. The former is a much stronger view because it states that one is incapable of understanding a concept for which the language has no name (it also implies that there is no thought without language). There is no empirical evidence supporting the strong version and considerable evidence that thought can proceed without benefit of language. However, the weak version plausibly suggests that different languages can “carve up” the world into different ways — or, put another way, that conceptual thinking can be shaped and constrained by available linguistic categories. As Whorf put it, “We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, ascribe significance as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way – an agreement that holds throughout our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language”.

This is why controlling language is one of the first things tyrants and those who would control and manipulate other do. Co-opt and corrupt the language, and you can control the thoughts of the people more easily.

Passwords

A few good general ideas when it comes to passwords.

Use very strong passwords on anything important or valuable. No simple phrases with just a few extra capital letters or a $ for an “s”. Actually long and strong for real. Maybe even use a random password generator.

Do not reuse your email password on any other system for any other thing that requires a login and password.

Do no reuse any password for anything attached to any sort of financial information.

You can check to see if your email has been compromised at http://haveibeenpwned.com/

No, it wasn’t me. No, nothing of major significance was lost after all was said and done. Yes, it was explained very clearly to the offspring involved. No, she didn’t really send hundreds of emails to or from china. Lesson learned.

Books on stuff

Sometimes you fall down a rabbit hole and find all kinds of stuff. Maybe it’s things you know a little bit about, and you find out there is more science behind it than you thought, maybe it is a totally new thing that makes you go “uhhhh.. huh?” So here is a list of books  and papers that I’ve come across recently that look at some part of the world in a totally different way than conventional wisdom, all put in one place just because reasons… Continue reading Books on stuff